Illnesses rising in Marcopper mining towns

Nov 2, 2008 Full story: www.manilatimes.net

BOAC, MOGPOG AND STA. CRUZ, Marinduque: A neat tapestry of Spanish-style houses, old churches, beaches and rows of coconut trees that never seem to end characterizes this island province southeast of Manila.

If only cleaning up after mining operations gone terribly wrong were that simple.

In the midst of a global economic slowdown, the Philippine government has turned to reviving the mining industry to help bring in much-needed revenues. But environmentalists have been up in arms not only over the resurgence of what they have described as a very destructive business. Many of them also said that at the very least, national authorities should first help the likes of Marinduque recover from previous mining disasters before opening up other areas for new ventures.

Karol Anne M. Ilagan Full Story

Since: Sep 08

Quezon City, Philippines

#1 Nov 2, 2008
The lives of our fellow Filipinos, especially the children who are in danger.

People in the authority should do something to resolve this matter before it will be very, very late.

Since: Sep 08

Bulacan, Philippines

#2 Nov 3, 2008
Why let other people earn in the expense of other people's health?
Nonoy

Philippines

#3 Nov 3, 2008
joyce esteban wrote:
Why let other people earn in the expense of other people's health?
because of greed... GREED by those who earn not by their own toils and sweat but by others... and using the idea that the earnings of those who toil and sweat will cover their Greed for more earnings...
Nonoy

Philippines

#4 Nov 3, 2008
more safeguards will lessen their dividends... it will not hurt the income of daily laborers but the corporate earnings... GREED...

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